Patients react to lawmakers decision to rethink medicinal pot - Tucson News Now

Patients react to lawmaker's decision to rethink medical marijuana

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Arizona state lawmaker, Rep. John Kavanagh wants Arizonans to vote again on medical marijuana. Patients who use the drug for medical purposes are upset their medication could be in limbo once again.

Several patients voiced their concerns Saturday at a news conference. They talked about their illnesses and why they depend on the drug.

Arizona voters approved medical marijuana in 1996 and again in 1998. But, both times had legal flaws. Voters approved it once again in 2010.

"Not everyone is a stoner," said Todd Search, a medical marijuana patient. "I take them when I need them."

The one Phoenix lawmaker who is behind this says the law narrowly passed in 2010 and there are too many people abusing medical marijuana.

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